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Idaho first to sign law against health care reform
AP/YahooNews ^ | 3/17/10

Posted on 03/17/2010 2:39:32 PM PDT by Kartographer

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is the first state chief executive to sign a measure requiring his attorney general to sue the federal government if Congress passes health care reform.

Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down. But Idaho's new law reflects growing frustration with President Barack Obama's health-care proposal.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: 10thamendment; bho44; bhohealthcare; butchotter; donttreadonme; fubo; government; happystpatsday; healthcare; id2010; idaho; mrpotatohead; obama; obamacare; otter; socialisthealthcare; statesrights; tenthamendment; welcomebackotter
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1 posted on 03/17/2010 2:39:33 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: ForGod'sSake

Ping!


2 posted on 03/17/2010 2:40:37 PM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: Kartographer

Go Idaho!


3 posted on 03/17/2010 2:40:38 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Call the local offices of Congresscritters. They are still answering the phone.)
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To: Kartographer

Expect more of this.

The states will not take kindly to 20% of their economies becoming federalized.


4 posted on 03/17/2010 2:40:51 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: EdReform

NICE!


5 posted on 03/17/2010 2:41:24 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (Iran doesnt have a 2nd admendment. Ya s ee how that turned out?)
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To: Kartographer
"Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down. "

Anyone know why? I haven't been following this.

6 posted on 03/17/2010 2:42:06 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Kartographer

Virginia went one better. They passed a law that prohibits the Government from requiring their citizens to abide by the Federal HC mandate.


7 posted on 03/17/2010 2:42:26 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: Kartographer
Virginia was the first to pass health care reform legislation. They did so on March 4th. Virginia First State to Pass Health Care Freedom Act: 38 States Lining Up Against ObamaCare
8 posted on 03/17/2010 2:42:43 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Kartographer

I think 36 other states Attorney’s General are working on something like this.


9 posted on 03/17/2010 2:42:59 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Kartographer

I hope this is the first of many to come.


10 posted on 03/17/2010 2:43:04 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Kartographer

I love Idaho. They’ll still get stuck with the bill for this abomination, btu at least tehy are protecting their citizens from the worst parts of Obama’s socialism.


11 posted on 03/17/2010 2:43:34 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Kartographer
The counter-attack against this commie coup has begun!!!

Wolverines!

12 posted on 03/17/2010 2:43:39 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Kartographer

Why can’t we strike down the bill in the first place. :)


13 posted on 03/17/2010 2:43:40 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: Uncle Miltie

Loaded Bake Potatoes for EVERYONE!


14 posted on 03/17/2010 2:43:58 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

“Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down. “

Help us John Roberts... You are our only hope.......


15 posted on 03/17/2010 2:45:17 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Kartographer

I was lucky enough to live in that fine state when I was a kid.

Good on you, Idaho! Don’t let these fools change you too much.


16 posted on 03/17/2010 2:45:26 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: AuntB

So is it to be Civil War or a Revolution needed to set us FREE?


17 posted on 03/17/2010 2:47:21 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Please sir. May I have another? BUMP!


18 posted on 03/17/2010 2:49:18 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: Kartographer
Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down.

Then we'll have a nice little Constitutional crisis then, if the Idahoans make their law like a punching-bag clown, that gets right back up after it is struck-down.


19 posted on 03/17/2010 2:50:07 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Kartographer

Idaho’s standing up for her citizens! I can only hope Ohio stands up for hers too.


20 posted on 03/17/2010 2:50:07 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: Kartographer
Legal experts say the measure, signed Wednesday, will likely be struck down.

They should have included a provision saying that no court could strike it down, or that no future Congress could repeal it.

21 posted on 03/17/2010 2:50:45 PM PDT by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Kartographer
Shades of 1861?

Things are getting pretty interesting....

22 posted on 03/17/2010 2:50:47 PM PDT by bayliving (What are YOU prepared to sacrifice in order to preserve freedom?)
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To: Kartographer

Hooray! Much love from Texas to Idaho. Way to go!


23 posted on 03/17/2010 2:51:09 PM PDT by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Kartographer
What legal experts is Obama front group AP talking about ?
24 posted on 03/17/2010 2:51:41 PM PDT by ncalburt (e)
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To: bayliving

So where will our Fort Sumter be?


25 posted on 03/17/2010 2:52:19 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

“Struck down”, by whom precisely?


26 posted on 03/17/2010 2:54:36 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: historyrepeatz

Well if a number of cities can ignore fed laws about illegal immigrants. Maybe if enough people just refuse to abide by the law it will crumble. I would think that millions of people can pull off this act of civil disobedience. Is Nancy gonna lock us all up?


27 posted on 03/17/2010 2:57:29 PM PDT by Always Independent
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To: Retired Greyhound

I thought the Constitution restricts law to only apply to interstate trade.... I’m a barking up the wrong tree?


28 posted on 03/17/2010 2:57:32 PM PDT by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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To: Kartographer

I think the states have been quiet up until now. I think you will see more of this in the next coming days. Governors have publically and privately sending letters to Congressmen warning of the dire situation if this thing is passed or deemed.

I think that the other shoe is beginning to drop. It will be downright silly and ridiculous for congress to “deem” this bill when dozens of states are telling the feds to F___ off and joining the growing chorus of lawsuits.


29 posted on 03/17/2010 2:57:47 PM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: Kartographer

I am so proud to be an Idahoan :)


30 posted on 03/17/2010 2:58:22 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

Actually, me too. It’s probably urinating into a gale, but it’s something.


31 posted on 03/17/2010 3:02:21 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: unkus

RE: “I think 36 other states Attorney’s General are working on something like this.”

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I know I’m not in one of those 36 states, being in CA and all — bunch of idiots here in Pelosi/Boxer/Feinstein land, to name but a few. There’re all hopey/changey out here, still.


32 posted on 03/17/2010 3:02:35 PM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: Kartographer

Wait a minute. I thought we had a news article the other day that Virginia was first. But when I saw that I thought actually Arizona was first. That makes 3 “firsts” by now:).

These are good stop-gap measures, I suppose, but I wonder if the American People (representing all states) can sue the Congress.


33 posted on 03/17/2010 3:02:43 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: Kartographer

“So is it to be Civil War or a Revolution needed to set us FREE?”
************

Yes.


34 posted on 03/17/2010 3:04:09 PM PDT by Canedawg (FUBO)
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To: EdReform

you go I da ho! lET’S MAKE THIS AN EPIDEMIC.


35 posted on 03/17/2010 3:05:28 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (cockblock the sock puppet in 2010)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

The argument will be federal preemption. That is, the federal law will preempt the state law.

http://dictionary.law.com/Default.aspx?selected=293


36 posted on 03/17/2010 3:05:32 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction (LOLcat sez: "ObamaCare: Do Not Want!")
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To: La Enchiladita

Sue them? How about we take the majority back in November and then impeach them! Yes Nancy, violating your oath of office might have consequences.


37 posted on 03/17/2010 3:10:05 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: ConjunctionJunction

“The argument will be federal preemption. That is, the federal law will preempt the state law.”

In Texas we are simply going to “DEEM” that notion B.S.!


38 posted on 03/17/2010 3:12:10 PM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Sybeck1
Help us John Roberts... You are our only hope.......

Help us Obi-John Roberts... You are our only hope.......

Fixed it.

39 posted on 03/17/2010 3:16:38 PM PDT by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: Americas last, best hope for survival.)
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To: Parley Baer
I hope this is the first of many to come.

We here in Virginia are waiting on Gov. McDonnell to sign it in to law. I think it's on his desk.

40 posted on 03/17/2010 3:21:02 PM PDT by topfile
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To: CodeToad
“Struck down”, by whom precisely?

That's what I was wondering.

The Supreme Court is my only guess.

No other state would have the authority to do it and it's not likely Idaho would do it themselves after passing it.

Some circus circuit court maybe?

41 posted on 03/17/2010 3:22:13 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Kartographer

“So is it to be Civil War or a Revolution needed to set us FREE?”

I’m afraid each of us will have to come to that decision on our own. Whatever happens, it’s going to be ugly.

A Renaissance , Not a Revolution - Bringing Morality back to America
http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/2009/07/renaissance-not-revolution-bringing.html


42 posted on 03/17/2010 3:25:39 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: ConjunctionJunction

Aw...yes. I should have thought of that. Thanks.


43 posted on 03/17/2010 3:36:34 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny
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To: Kartographer
So is it to be Civil War or a Revolution needed to set us FREE?

Either one is fine. I want to mix it up against dimturds in whatever fashion it takes. We have got to take our country back (along with state & local govts) and throw the dimturd asses into prison or to the gallow for treason & high crimes against America.

44 posted on 03/17/2010 3:40:18 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: CaliforniaCon

“I know I’m not in one of those 36 states, being in CA and all — bunch of idiots here in Pelosi/Boxer/Feinstein land, to name but a few. There’re all hopey/changey out here, still.”

What about the other 21 states? (sarc)


45 posted on 03/17/2010 3:42:32 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: AuntB
Come back...we need good, right-thinking people to offset the Left-Coast nutjobs that are infesting us. You know exactly the type I'm talking about, 'cause most of them are from Commiefornia! Leave that decaying cesspool and come back to the home where you belong.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

46 posted on 03/17/2010 3:45:48 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: wku man

Oh, believe me I think about it. I’m lucky to be in a county that considers itself NOT California...very conservative. Most people around here claim to be from ‘the State of Jefferson’, not California.

I saw Oregon be taken over by those ‘Commiefornians’ in the 50 years I lived there. (Left 6 years ago) It was heartbreaking.


47 posted on 03/17/2010 3:48:35 PM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: Domandred
Likewise...I'm proud to be an Idahoan, albeit a naturalized one!

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

48 posted on 03/17/2010 3:49:59 PM PDT by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? Go to www.myspace.com/rockfromtheright)
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To: precisionshootist
Sue them?

Here ya go: Mark Levin Landmark Legal Foundation to File Lawsuit if 'Slaughter Rule' is Used

49 posted on 03/17/2010 3:50:10 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (wise gringa)
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To: Kartographer

This is from a 2007 contact list of congressional aides. Some might not be there any longer, but worth a try.

Contact congressional aides.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1857768/posts

U.S. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121
U.S. House switchboard: (202) 225-3121
White House comments: (202) 456-1111
Find your House Rep.: http://www.house.gov/writerep
Find your US Senators: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
Toll free to the US Senate:
1-800-882-2005. (Spanish number)
1-800-417-7666. (English number)
Courtesy of a pro-amnesty group, no less!!

Defeat Obamacare call list: List now contains the new MAYBES culled from FR posts. Be sure to call KNOWN RINOS too.THEY ARE ANSWERING THEIR LOCAL NUMBERS
Here is one of the ones Rush gave out on the radio that I’m calling. So far it’s been busy but I’m going to burn it up till I get to tell my congress critter to vote NO!
Join me?..... 1-877-762-8762

KEEP THE CALLS UP! DC OFFICE LOCAL OFFICE

CODE RED Contact list http://www.nrcc.org/CodeRed/targets/

Remember they are all being offered BRIBES for their votes. Ask them how much their bribe price is.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has published a target list on health care. In addition to continuing to contact the five Tennessee Democrat Congressmen, you can go http://www.votervoice.net/link/clickthrough/ext/94697.aspx to contact some of these targets. Much of the talk following Obama’s announcement has focused on how to defeat this second bill through reconciliation, but that is misleading because the first step to defeating Obamacare is not by concentrating on defeating the “fixer” bill but by defeating the Senate bill in the House when it goes to the floor for an up-or-down vote on Thursday, March 18th.
New FLIPPERS
Dennis Kucinish, Lakewood 216)228-8850, Fax (216)228-6465,
Parma. 440)845-2707, Fax (440)845-2743, DC (202)225-5871
Fax (202)225-5745
James Oberstar (202) 225-6211, Duluth (218) 727-7474, Chisholm (218) 254-5761, Brainerd (218) 828-4400, North Branch, (651) 277-1234
Rep. Lincoln Davis 202-225-6831 Columbia office: 931-490-8699
Rep. Jim Cooper 202-225-4311 Nashville office: 615-736-5295
Rep. Bart Gordon 202-225-4231 Murfreesboro office: 615-896-1986
John Tanner (202) 225-4714, Union City, (731) 885-7070, Jackson Phone: (731) 423-4848, Millington (901) 873-5690 TN (MAYBE)
Rep. Steve Cohen 202-225-3265 Memphis office: 901-544-4131
Harry Mitchell (202) 225-2190 (480) 946-2411 AZ 5th District
Gabrielle Giffords (202) 225-2542 (520) 881-3588 AZ 8th District
Ann Kirkpatrick (202) 225-2315 (928) 226-6914 AZ 1st District
Jerry McNerney (202) 225-1947 925-833-0643 CA 11th District
John Salazar 202-225-4761 970-245-7107 CO 3rd District
Jim Himes (202) 225-5541 (866) 453-0028 CT 4th District
Alan Grayson (202) 225-2176 (407) 841-1757 FL 8th District
Bill Foster (202) 225-2976 630-406-1114 IL 14th District
Baron Hill 202 225 5315 812 288 3999 IN 9th District
Mark Schauer (202) 225-6276 (517) 780-9075 MI 7th District
Gary Peters (202) 225-5802 (248) 273-4227 MI 9th District
Dina Titus (202) 225-3252 702-256-DINA (3462) NV 3rd District
Carol Shea-Porter (202) 225-5456 (603) 743-4813 NH 1st District
Tim Bishop (202) 225-3826 (631) 696-6500 NY 1st District
John Hall (202) 225-5441 (845) 225-3641 x49371 NY 19th District
Bill Owens (202) 225-4611 (315) 782-3150 NY 23rd District
James Matheson Toll-Free Number 1 (877) 677-9743 (202) 225-3011Mike Arcuri (202)225-3665 (315)793-8146 NY 24th District
Dan Maffei (202) 225-3701 (315) 423-5657 NY 25th District
Earl Pomeroy (202) 225-2611 (701) 224-0355 ND At-Large District
Steven Driehaus (202) 225-2216 (513) 684-2723 OH 1st District
Mary Jo Kilroy (202) 225-2015 (614) 294-2196 OH 15th District
Zach Space (202) 225-6265 (330) 364-4300 OH 18th District
Kathy Dahlkemper (202) 225-5406 (814) 456-2038 PA 3rd District
Patrick Murphy (202) 225-4276 (215) 826-1963 PA 8th District
Christopher Carney (202) 225-3731 (570) 585-9988 PA 10th District
Paul Kanjorski (202) 225-6511 (570) 825-2200 PA 11th District
John Spratt (202) 225-5501 (803)327-1114 SC 5th District
Tom Perriello (202) 225-4711 (276) 656-2291 VA 5th District
Alan Mollohan (202) 225-4172 (304) 623-4422 WVA 1st District
Nick Rahall (202) 225-3452 (304) 252-5000 WVA 3rd District
Steve Kagen (202) 225-5665 (920) 437-1954 WI 8th District
Bart Stupak (202) 225 4735 MI (MAYBE)
Brian Baird (202) 225-3536, Vancouver, (360) 695-6292. Olympia, (360) 352-9768, (MAYBE)
senator mark begich (202) 224-3004 toll free. (877) 501 - 6275 just became a MAYBE
Jason Altmire 202-225-2565, Aliquippa, 724-378-0928,
Natrona Heights, 724-226-1304 (MAYBE)

On the Bubble (Major developments from the “yes” and “no” columns in the House)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2467046/posts

Congressional Dems on Twitter
http://www.arrghpaine.com/congressional-dems-on-twitter
And here are toll-free numbers we can use to call any Senators or Reps.

At the first number below you must wait through a tape recording urging you to tell your Rep or Senator to vote “yes” for the health care bill. Just hang on and when the recording is over, you will get the Capitol operator. Just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Then you will either talk to an aid or have the chance to leave a message for him/her to vote NO on the health care bill.

When you use the second number and the Capitol operator comes on, just ask for your Rep or Senator’s office. Every time I use this number I get the Rep or Senator’s answer machine, so it may be set up that way all the time...to go to their answer machine. Either way you can leave a message to vote NO on the health care bill!

We need to use these toll free numbers that have been set up for the health care/ BO supporters and illegals to use! After all they are FREE!

1-800-828-0498 , 1-866-220-0044, 1-866-338-1015, 877-851-6437, 877-210-5351


50 posted on 03/17/2010 3:50:15 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, disabled,seniors & retired Military)
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